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Setting up a LoRaWAN testing environment

A LoRaWAN Gateway provides the link between the NBnano platform and your devices. Depending on the number of devices and area you are covering, you may need more than one gateway.

This article contains all the required information to configure and to connect your Gateways to the NBnano, and how to set up a private LAN with static IPs connecting your devices.

Items Needed

Product Name Quantity Image
Registered NBnano + package contents 1
Ethenet Switch (not included) 1
Gateway Package Contents minimum 1 Browan Indoor Femto Gateway - LoRaWAN



Network Physical Setup

Connect your NBnano and Gateway to an Ethernet switch. Connect the NBnano to the network using the Ethernet port labeled BMS and the Gateway via the its Ethernet port.

Ensure that antennas are attached to every device, two for the NBnano and one for each gateway, and all devices are powered using their provided power cords.



NBnano network configuration

Step 1:  Connect to your NBnano’s WiFi network using the credentials configured during registration.

Step 2: Open your browser and browse to “” to reach your NBnano Platform.

Step 3: Log in and navigate to Project -> Network’, here you will see 3 networks.

Step 4: Change the network interface labeled BMS from DHCP to Static and assign it a new IP address. Here we use as the IP address for the NBnano. Click the Apply button for your changes to take effect.



Gateway network configuration

Step 1: Follow the tutorial “LoRaWAN Gateway Configuration” if your gateway did NOT come pre-configured, otherwise you can continue with step 2.

Step 2: Connect to your gateway’s WiFi network using a PC. The WiFi Name will be “AP-<Last 6 digits of MAC>” and can be found on the back of the gateway.

Step 2: Open a Browser and browse to

Step 3: Login with: user: admin password: Use password provided or setup on Step 1

Step 4:  Connect again to your gateway and navigate to Packet Forward > Settings. Set the Server Address to the IP of your NBnano. Take note of the Gateway ID, as this will be used later on when adding the gateway to the NBnano.



Step 5: Go to ‘Network -> WAN -> Ethernet WAN’.

Step 6:  Change the wan type from DHCP Client to STATIC IP.


Step 7:  Change the IP to as seen below. Use your local gateway and DNS server setting if you have them otherwise use a free IP address from the same range. Apply, and wait for the device to reboot.



PC network configuration

1: Open your Control Panel and click the network & internet.

2: Click Network and Sharing Center

3: Here the networks you are currently connected to are shown. Now click the Ethernet right after the word ‘connections’.

4: A new window will pop-up. Click ‘properties’ and a new window will pop-up again.

5: Now Look for Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) and click ‘properties’.

6: In the new window choose ‘use the following IP address’. Enter the information as per the image below:


You can now access the NBnano Platform through the LAN using a browser pointing at the NBnano IP address (


If you have any issues, please Contact us.

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